Leeds-based GMI Renewable Energy has changed its trading name to ‘GMI Energy’. The construction services group has rebranded its renewables division to better reflect the wider scope of capabilities offered by the group.

Trading under GMI Renewable Energy the company experienced great success, delivering projects such as the largest solar PV system for Tesco in the UK and the country’s largest city centre solar system at Clarence Dock.

The company hopes to continue to drive the business forward and has appointed Carl Nielsen to oversee the continual investment as Managing Director of GMI Energy. Nielsen has over 27 years experience working in the M&E sector for NG Baileys and has a thorough understanding of different properties and their energy requirements.

Nielsen said: “It’s an exciting time for GMI as the business continues to expand and grow into new areas that provide the perfect complement to the core construction business.  As energy requirements and legislation for UK property is evolving in the coming years, we want to be the partner of choice for clients to provide them with a full turnkey solution for their energy management needs from a name they trust.”

The move to GMI Energy will not change the company’s core renewable offerings that it has built through a vast network of partners.  These include low energy lighting, biomass boilers, solar PV and smart metering solutions.

To further the construction companies’ green credentials it has partnered with the University of Sheffield to install a unique research array at its head office. The system consists of six different types of solar modules with a broad range of characteristics which makes them efficient in different ways. The data obtained from the modules will be share with and analysed by the University of Sheffield to help determine the most efficient setup for a range of different applications.